oa South African Medical Journal - Mitral valve replacement with the Starr-Edwards prosthesis
|Article Title||Mitral valve replacement with the Starr-Edwards prosthesis|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 Cardio-Thoracic Unit, University of Natal and Wentworth Hospital, Durban|
|Publication Date||Jul 1972|
|Pages||956 - 959|
|Keyword(s)||Cardiothoracic surgery, Mitral valve replacement, Mortality and Starr-Edwards prosthesis|
In 124 patients with mitral valve disease, valve replacement with a Starr-Edwards prosthesis was undertaken; 12 patients died after operation and there were 10 late deaths. Fourteen patients have residual disability, and in 9 patients periprosthetic valve insufficiency was corrected at a second procedure.
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